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The rise of the British empire - Africa
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Map of Africa produced in Britain around 1626
(Catalogue ref: CO 700 Africa0)
Source 1a

Africa, described, the manners of their habits, and buildinge: newly done into English by J. S. are to be sold by Tho. [Thomas] Bassett in Fleet Street and Ric. [Richard] Chiswell in St. Pauls Churchyard.

Source 1b

Tunis. Golera now destroyed.
Alexandria
The Mediterranean

Source 1c

Tegazza where the salt pits are.
The Inner Lybia which at this day is called Sarra [Sahara] which is as much to say as a desert.
Guinea
Benin. The King of this Country is adored of the Common people.

Source 1d

Nilus yearly overflowing and watering the Earth causeth the Country to be marvailous fertile.
Garamantes
Not farre from the Citty of Guangara there is much gold found.
The Kingdome of Nubia
The Kingd. [Kingdom] of Zanfara
The Kingd. [Kingdom] of Biafara

Source 1e

The Kingd. [Kingdom] of Damute. Here is gold digged up in great quantity.
Congo
Zaire Lake
Cafates. Here the Amazons are sayd to inhabite.
Mozambique

Source 1f

Morocchian
Senagensian
Marc; in Guinea
Cab:lopo Consalvi Accolae
Soul: Congensis

Egyptian
Abissinian
Mozambiquean
K: Madagascar
habi[tant] of cape of good hope
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